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Education Reform is Impossible Without Addressing Racism - Huffington Post

Education Reform is Impossible Without Addressing Racism - Huffington Post | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it

I'm tired of talking about education reform. Tired of yapping with other "reformers" who are trying to figure it all out. I'm done. I'm throwing in the towel. But this doesn't mean I will let my lips turn blue from silence; I'm taking my rant to the picket lines. It's time to lead the conversation about education reform, with race: the structural organizing factor that determines educational access and opportunity in education institutions.

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Duolingo App is Updated With Additional Language Courses - iClarified

Duolingo App is Updated With Additional Language Courses - iClarified | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it

Duolingo, an app for language learning, has been updated with additional language courses.

With Duolingo, you learn a language completely free, without ads or hidden charges. You have fun while you learn, leveling up and competing with friends. You have the opportunity to translate real-world texts in the language you are learning, and in doing so, help us translate the Web into other languages.

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Akorbi Signs Contract For OPI Translate, RantNetwork's Mobile Language ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Akorbi Signs Contract For OPI Translate, RantNetwork's Mobile Language ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it

(1888PressRelease) RantNetwork and Akorbi announce the signing of an agreement to provide Akorbi's on-site professionals with live Interpretation services utilizing RantNetwork's OPI Translate - the world first and only integrated translation/ interpretation mobile App for SmartPhones.

RantNetwork, Inc., developers of translation and live interpretation applications for SmartPhones and Akorbi, Inc., a global provider of technical, professional and multilingual staffing solutions announced the signing of a contract for OPI Translate Live Interpretation Services. The OPI Translate mobile App will provide their on-site staff with one button, on-demand access to live interpreters 24/7 365 days a week able to meet Akorbi customer's diverse bi-lingual needs.

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Acquiring a foreign language improves when learning and teaching involves ... - Basque Research

Acquiring a foreign language improves when learning and teaching involves ... - Basque Research | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it

The PhD thesis defended by Jon Ander Merino at the Arts Faculty of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), under the supervision of Professor David Lasagabaster of the Department of English and German, has shown that content and foreign language integrated learning, i.e. teaching through a foreign language involving content of the language itself as well as non-linguistic content, enhances the acquisition of that language. The PhD thesis is entitled, ‘El efecto del Aprendizaje Integrado de Contenido y Lengua Extranjera (AICLE) y su intensidad en las lenguas curriculares: un estudio longitudinal’ (The effect of Content and Foreign Language Integrated Learning [CLIL] and its intensity in curricular languages: a longitudinal study).

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Translate Chinese by phone - Chicago Tribune

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Translate Chinese by phone
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On subsequent launches, it opens on the translation page, and you center the text in the Camera View/Translation box. Then an English translation appears.
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Are Moocs the best chance we have to satisfy a global thirst for education?

Are Moocs the best chance we have to satisfy a global thirst for education? | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it

Moocs are the newest big thing in the much vaunted quest to enable higher education for all. A great deal of venture capital money is being invested in the emerging online platforms that enable the delivery of increasingly sophisticated and interactive course content to participants who can number in the hundreds to the tens of thousands. For these investors, the holy grail is to find a business model for Moocs that will make them profitable – so far courses have depended on universities being prepared to bankroll their star lecturers' curriculum design and online teaching time. Mining the data captured about how, why and when millions of participants opt to sign up, interact with their material, submit their assignments, message each other and drop out of the course, as well as what factors motivate them to complete, may be one way of getting a return on the investment – all information is valuable, and every keystroke tells a tale.

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Pacific Islands University to Host Bible Translation Day, SATURDAY, Feb. 8 - Pacific News Center

Pacific Islands University to Host Bible Translation Day, SATURDAY, Feb. 8 - Pacific News Center | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it
Pacific Islands University to Host Bible Translation Day, SATURDAY, Feb.
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The event will consider questions such as:  Why does Bible Translation take so long? Is it worth the effort to translate the Bible into a language spoken only by a few thousand speakers? Why is Bible Translation important for the church?  How can this daunting task be accomplished?

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The ten skills students really need when they graduate

The ten skills students really need when they graduate | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it
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"Think of the skills you need to have when you finish university in three or four years time and then work backwards, so you're hoarding skills each year."

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Microsoft Updates Bing Dictionary, Free Download Available - Softpedia

Microsoft Updates Bing Dictionary, Free Download Available - Softpedia | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it
Microsoft Updates Bing Dictionary, Free Download Available (Microsoft Updates Bing Dictionary, Free Download Available: The Redmond-based technology giant Microsoft has j...

 

The Redmond-based technology giant Microsoft has just rolled out a new version of its Bing Dictionary for Windows 8, a new Metro app that serves as the perfect English-Chinese bilingual dictionary for all adopters of the new operating system.

The new build comes with improved performance, bug fixes and a “Clear history” setting in the “Options” menu, according to the official release notes published in the Store.

Just as expected, especially because we’re talking about an official Microsoft app, Bing Dictionary works on all Windows 8 versions, so it doesn’t really matter if you’re running the desktop or the tablet flavor of the operating system, the app works on all of them.

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Internet privacy - the right to be forgotten | Technology | The Guardian

Internet privacy - the right to be forgotten | Technology | The Guardian | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it

The internet has a long memory. But what if the pictures, data and personal information that it can pull up about you appear unfair, one-sided or just plain wrong? More and more people are claiming they have a "right to be forgotten" and are even trying to delete themselves from the web. The issue appears poised to generate legal, technological and moral wranglings for years to come.

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How to Get Kids Interested in Technology - Forbes

How to Get Kids Interested in Technology - Forbes | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it
Fun iPad apps, web shows and engineering toys are available for kids to learn to code.

 

With the success of young programmers like Mark Zuckerberg who started Facebook in his Harvard dorm room, parents are encouraging their kids to learn to code at a younger age.

Now parents can encourage their kids to become future programmers with free iPad apps that teach computational thinking with Cargo-Bot, and teach programming to kids with Daisy the Dinosaur.

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Getting Started with Trello | Cloud Productivity

Getting Started with Trello | Cloud Productivity | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it

"Trello is an amazing application, there's no doubt. So why did it take me three attempts before I recognized just how powerful Trello is?"

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Maximize Your Online Visibility: The Web Presence Optimization (WPO) Framework

Maximize Your Online Visibility: The Web Presence Optimization (WPO) Framework | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it

"Optimizing online visibility requires the coordination of public relations (PR), content development, social networking, SEO, digital advertising and marketing communications efforts.


 


Without coordination, the efforts of these different individuals or groups are like the blind men and the elephant; none of the experts are wrong, but none get the big picture either.


 


We refer to this maximization of online visibility as web presence optimization (WPO): the combination of PR, content, SEO, SEM, marcom and social media efforts to make a company as ubiquitous as possible, with relevant content, everywhere online that prospective customers are looking when they are searching for what the company offers".


 


Read more at: http://www.business2community.com/online-marketing/maximize-your-online-visibility-the-web-presence-optimization-wpo-framework-0318201


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Eflworksheets - a leading English language learning website with free EFL, ESL and ESOL grammar and vocabulary materials and exercises to download, print and do online | Free Library for Education ...

Eflworksheets - a leading English language learning website with free EFL, ESL and ESOL grammar and vocabulary materials and exercises to download, print and do online | Free Library for Education ... | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it
We offer free, printable English language grammar and vocabulary worksheets and online exercises for ESL, ESOL and EFL teachers to use with their students and for students to study on their own.
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Snowden Urges Technology Companies to Adopt Better Encryption - Wall Street Journal

Snowden Urges Technology Companies to Adopt Better Encryption - Wall Street Journal | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it

AUSTIN, Texas--U.S. fugitive and former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden urged technology companies to adopt better methods of encryption to protect users from government surveillance, in remarks made through a video feed at a technology conference.

Mr. Snowden, who has been charged by U.S. prosecutors under the Espionage Act, said technology companies can act more quickly to protect users' privacy than the U.S. government, which will move slowly, if at all, to change intelligence-gathering practices.

"There is a policy response that needs to occur but there is also a technical response that needs to occur," Mr. Snowden told the South by Southwest Interactive conference, taking place in Austin.

The public comments are among Mr. Snowden's first since last June, when he leaked to some media outlets classified documents on the NSA's programs to monitor phone calls, email and other communications.

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Translation Ethics: Censorship of job platforms: comparing Proz and Translator's Café

Translation Ethics: Censorship of job platforms: comparing Proz and Translator's Café | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it

It's been a while since the last post, so I'll try to make up for it by being quite informative on both these somehow highly popular platforms.  This is a critique of both in light of the recent complaints and desire for change within the profession. I'm not gonna lie, I had hopes for both platforms. High hopes. I even joined Proz for a year and paid a membership. In retrospect, I have only found one job on Proz in my whole career, quite ironically before I started being a paying member. Zero via TC. Sometimes I wish I had a nice normal platform to find real jobs through. It would definitely make my life easier. But I don't. BTW if someone knows one, I'd be very grateful if they would let me know about it...

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Wycliffe aids Bible translation with eyeglasses and high tech - Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Wycliffe aids Bible translation with eyeglasses and high tech - Orlando Sentinel (blog) | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it
Wycliffe aids Bible translation with eyeglasses and high tech Orlando Sentinel (blog) For Bible missionaries in remote and dangerous parts of the world, Wycliffe is providing state-of-the-art equipment that allows them to communicate in real time...
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McAuliffe.ME Education Apps - McAuliffe.ME

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Student Start Page (McAuliffe is closed today, but that doesn't mean your learning has to stop! Check out some free apps you can try...
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Microsoft CEO to Focus on Mobile, Cloud Technology - ABC News

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Gates will spend a third of his time working on products and technology.
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Microsoft and its new CEO are trying to catch rivals such as Apple, Google and Amazon, which are each building their own thriving ecosystems for mobile devices. At the same time, the company wants to expand its burgeoning business as a provider of software and services over the Internet.

Nadella, head of Microsoft's cloud computing business, was named Tuesday to be Steve Ballmer's immediate replacement. He is only the third chief executive in Microsoft's 38-year history.

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Something in common: should English be the official language of the EU?

Something in common: should English be the official language of the EU? | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it
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Translation in the EU's headquarters is a complicated – and often costly – business. The European commission has three official "procedural languages": German, French and English. But with the union expanding and 23 languages now spoken in member states, the number of translators has ballooned from 200-300 to 2,000-3,000. It is estimated that the EU produces 1.76m pages of translation work a year,costing €300m (£257m). As of 1 July, when Croatia joins the EU, there will be one more language to add to the pile.

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MCP1000 Most Creative People

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Fast Company inspires a new breed of innovative and creative thought leaders who are actively inventing the future of business.
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The Most Creative People in Business 1000 is an influential, diverse group of modern Renaissance men and women across the economy and around the globe. This is more than just a list: It is a rising community, an explosion of creative inspiration, the spur for so much breaking news across the quickly changing industries that Fast Company covers.

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The 25 Most Influential African-Americans In Technology - San Francisco Chronicle

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The 25 Most Influential African-Americans In Technology San Francisco Chronicle Wayne Sutton, a former partner at the NewMe accelerator and founder of PitchTo, tells Business Insider that there are tons of African-Americans throughout the country...

 

In a one-and-a-half year long investigation, CNNMoney probed 20 of the most influential technology companies in the U.S.

What they found: racial minorities and women are generally underrepresented in management roles. And those roles are typically dominated by white and Asian men. 

So yes, there are fewer blacks in tech compared to white and Asian men, but it doesn't mean they're not there. 

Click here to jump straight to the list of prominent African-Americans in technology >



Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/The-25-Most-Influential-African-Americans-In-4409085.php#ixzz2PWmKZGv8

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Avoiding the Landline Apocalypse- Why Everyone Should Make the Switch to Internet-Based Telecom Solutions | TheDigest.com

Do you have a landline? If so, you’re the proud owner of a dying technology. Yes, unsurprisingly, the number of households and individual people with landlines is rapidly dwindling as people everywhere are taking their landlines by the throat and cutting these lines to both save money and disconnect themselves from what is being seen more and more as an expensive and unnecessary technology.

In fact, statements made by both telecom giants AT&T and Verizon have both suggested that they are aggressively moving to end use of traditional copper-based phone connections, with AT&T pledging to invest $14 billion over the next 3 years to make it happen (wallstreetjournal.com). For many of us in the tech world keeping note of this trend, we can’t help but agree with the idea that it is time for everyone to make the switch to Internet-based phone options before the phone companies force us to.

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How To Improve Your SEO Social Indicators

How To Improve Your SEO Social Indicators | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it

What do social signals have to do with your SEO campaign? Maybe more than you think. And the divide between SEO and social media seems to shrink every day.


 


Google and Bing have both confirmed that social indicators are becoming increasingly important and that they are already being used to some degree, to create ranking results.


 


Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ are the most important to Google and, unsurprisingly, Google+ leads the way in helping to promote a site in Google rankings.


 


Choose your social sites wisely, integrate your efforts within your own site, and conduct some competitor analysis on the top performers in your industry. Then try these six techniques to improve your social indicators.


 


Find Out More: http://raventools.com/blog/6-techniques-improve-seo-social-indicators/


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Social + Search: Building A Better Search Engine

Social + Search: Building A Better Search Engine | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it

A recent article on ZDNet posited that Google will continue to be the primary search engine of choice for the foreseeable future. 


 


With competitors like Bing clamoring to get a slice of the “search pie”, and Facebook’s experiment in social search, it’s not easy to predict the future of search engines. The data, however, leads to interesting questions on just what it means to be the top search engine on the new Social Web.


 


Find Out More: http://socialmediatoday.com/rorymartin/955996/social-search-building-better-search-engine


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3 tips for teachers new to Twitter

3 tips for teachers new to Twitter | Technology - Teaching - Translation | Scoop.it
A colleague who knows that Twitter is my favorite social space stuck her head in my room the other day with a complaint.
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